Nature Conservancy Instagram Contest and Other Examples

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

The post summarized why it may be important, best practices, and a few nonprofit examples. One of my blog readers, Sarah Mowry, Outreach Director for the Deschutes Land Trust pointed me to Nature Conservancy’s Instagram contest , an image scavenger hunt.

Nonprofits and Instagram: The Ultimate Curated Collection of Best Practices, Examples, and Tips

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

As a content curator, I’m not just on the hunt for learning and sharing snippets of the new or what’s buzzing. Content curation is ultimately organizing, synthesizing, presenting, and maintaining your resource collections.

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4 Ways Religious Organizations Can Talk About Fundraising with Supporters

Connection Cafe

As a religious organization , your donors are at the heart of your mission. Yet, far too many religious organizations shy away from talking about fundraising with donors, members and other friends of the organization because they worry that doing so will turn off supporters or otherwise compromise their spiritual mission. Show your donors how giving to your organization is part of being a good and faithful steward.

Rethinking Volunteer Recruitment: A Real-Time Example of How Not to Attract Volunteers


Explore a real-time example to learn from the missteps of one organization''s approach. Leaders of volunteers are just that, leaders of people who choose to serve. They are typically not marketing wizards, and are not expected to be. Still, developing a little savvy around what it takes to wear the marketing "hat" while attracting future volunteers can go a long way. Then, learn more about what it takes to apply "otherliness" to your volunteer marketing messages

The #1 Reason You Need a Recurring Giving Program and 3 Expert Examples


The lifetime value of an online acquired donor is roughly $128 dollars to your organization. direct mail) you’ll increase the lifetime value of that donor from $128 dollars to $197 dollars – An increase that any nonprofit organization would love to see.

Nonprofits and Instagram: The Ultimate Curated Collection of Best Practices, Examples, and Tips

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

As a content curator, I’m not just on the hunt for learning the new or what’s buzzing. But, a big part of content curation is organizing and presenting your collection. I don’t always share links as I find them, but because I use content curation to support curriculum development for my training work, I like to share collections that organized so people can take an hour or so and get up to speed on a topic or to use if you are doing a training.

How to Build Great Organizations for Greater Societal Impact

Connection Cafe

The Leap Ambassadors Community is a group of nonprofit leaders who are passionate about “inspiring, motivating and supporting nonprofit and public sector leaders (and their stakeholders) to build great organizations for great societal impact.”.

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6 Examples of Nonprofits Working with For-Profits for a Greater Good

NonProfit Hub

One example of their success happened recently when Make-A-Wish partnered with Mustang parts company CJ Pony Parts. For every pair of trendy shoes that TOMS sells, a pair is donated to a child in need through one of their on-the-ground partner organizations.

3 Unforgettable Reasons Arts and Cultural Organizations Need Pinterest


Pinterest for Arts and Cultural Organizations, really? So what does all this mean for Arts and Cultural Organizations ? As Arts and Cultural Organizations (museums, zoos, galleries, festivals and foundations), you have so many powerful images to choose from.

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How to Monitor Your Organization Online


It’s not always pleasant to hear what your partners and competitors are saying about your organization online. Try some of the tips and services below to ensure you can keep tabs on your organization in a way that’s beneficial and not distracting, without going over budget.

5 Examples of Non-Profits Using Cats…and a Dog in Content Strategy

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Some people make cat videos for fun or profit, but nonprofits, especially animal welfare organizations that focus on felines have a unique opportunity to leverage this genre for their cause. 5 Examples of Non-Profits Using Cats… And a Dog guest post by Madeleine Hammond.

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Learning from Example: Innovative methods to engage your online community


Learning from my fellowship at EPIP and other organizations’ experiences, I have learned three important lessons about engaging an online community. Sophia Guevara. Social Media Fellow. Emerging Practitioners in Philanthropy. What do clean water and foundation libraries have in common? Online community management, for one thing. Community community engagement Program

7 Ethical Dilemmas Facing Nonprofit Organizations

NonProfit Hub

Let’s take back the trust that good organizations deserve by brushing up on the top ethical dilemmas facing the sector. For example, you wouldn’t accept money that has been stolen or acquired from selling drugs.

5 Examples of Great Mobile Calls to Action

Mobile Commons

Your organization may have created the world’s greatest mobile campaign, but the real question is how are you going to get people to opt in? Learn how you can follow their example and start building your mobile list!

Three Powerful Email Marketing Tips and Examples From the Pros

John Haydon

Being small, they are in more direct, personal contact with their community, and they can tell stories about how the organization is responding to needs within its community. Are you looking to breathe new life into your nonprofit’s e-mail marketing?

HOW TO: Calculate Your Nonprofit’s Organic Reach on Facebook

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Using the method below you can calculate your average monthly organic reach. You can also tweak the equation to calculate your weekly, quarterly, or annual average organic reach. Add up the organic reach for each post shared during a month.

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Does Your Organization Have Social Media Guidelines for All Staff?

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

One of the basic tenets of my first book with Alison Fine, “ The Networked Nonprofit ,” was that everyone in the organization participates in social media from the executive director on down – not just the “social media person.”

[Book Interview] Nonprofit Example of Social Media Excellence: WITNESS

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Organization: WITNESS. Organization Size: 29 staff members. What was the very first social media tool your organization utilized, and when? Which tool has been surprisingly useful in getting out the word about your organization and its programs?

Unlease Your Organizations Knowledge Sharing Processes

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Note From Beth: Many of us don’t value taking the time for intentional learning within our organizations. Being intentional about learning can also help an organization scale effectively. Unlease Your Organizations Knowledge Sharing Processes – Guest Post by Kelcie Tacchi.

Making Your Organization More Fluid


When you look at the threads that connect the companies that have unlocked the potential of a fluid hierarchy, you will see that two fundamental building blocks can enable such a system in your organization: understanding what drives success, and. Take Zappos as another example.

How to Make a Donor Profile in 5 Easy Steps

Connection Cafe

Instead, they collect prospect information because the prospect donated to a similar organization, the prospect might have a relationship with someone on the Board of Directors, or maybe they are just simply known to have a large philanthropic capacity. For example: use of quotes, dates, etc.

The Story of Stuff: An Inspiring Example of A Network in Action

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Their online network includes over 250,000 activists and they partner with hundreds of environmental and social justice organizations around the world to create and distribute the film, curricula, and other content. Annie pointed out that these organizations have many rigid rules.

One Cost Your Organization Can’t Afford to Cut

Connection Cafe

More often than not, nonprofit organizations are tasked with doing more with less. Seeing that an organization offers training and professional development can be a selling point to potential candidates. If an employee feels empowered to grow, they’re more likely engage and invest in the organization’s long-term success. Show the employees how it relates to their jobs and include examples. Tight budget, big plans—you’ve been there.

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How Your Organization’s CEO Can Use Social Media for Thought Leadership

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There are significant benefits to both the organization and the leaders themselves by building a thought leadership profile on social. Your logo alone is not enough to build trust for your organization’s brand, it requires a human face to humanize the brand.

Does Your Nonprofit Organization’s Culture Eat French Fries for Breakfast?

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Self-care in a nonprofit organization is the responsibility of both the individual staff person and the organization. Organizations must support staffs’ self-care efforts through clearly articulate values, policies, and programs. Flickr Photo by Kris Krug.

How Do Other Organizations Control Administrative Costs?

Tech Soup Blog

For many organizations, the terms "transparency" and "accountability," when uttered in the same sentence as "indirect/administrative costs," mean only one thing: it's time for another round of belt-tightening.

Harnessing Your Organization’s Story: The Missing Ingredient in Nonprofit Storytelling

Connection Cafe

Although many organizations are telling their stories these days, there still seems to be something missing from their stories. Isn’t our organization great?! So let me ask you – What does your organization stand for?

Implementing Lean Startup in Mission-Driven Organizations

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

The principles were useful but I found it difficult to translate the case examples into concepts for the social sector. One example Christie gave was describing the origins of Louder. Video streaming by Ustream.

The Top 5 Lean Startup Resources for Social Good Organizations

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

” The Top 5 Lean Startup Resources for Social Good Organizations – Guest Post by By:Leah Neaderthal, Co-Founder, Lean Impact. The Lean for Social Good Summits bring together 30+ social good organizations using Lean, to share their stories on stage.

Can Social Business Reshape the Organization?


This is a great slide deck by Rawn Shah, social business strategist at IBM, one of the most social organizations we know of – from his presentation at the Social Business Forum in Milan last week. Can Social Business Reshape the Organization.

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5 Examples of Organizations Who Were Tactful or Tacky on 9/11


Many organizations and brands wrestle with this every year when it comes to the anniversary of 9/11. Yesterday many organizations chose to post images and messages about 9/11 to their website, social media channels like Facebook and Twitter.

Community Building begins with Community Organizing

Amy Sample Ward

We focused on principles for community building and community organizing, as well as examples of both short-term and long-term engagement. Would love to hear if you have examples or tips to share! Principles of Community Organizing.

Monitoring What Others Are Saying About Your Organization


Part of managing your organization’s brand is being consistently aware of what others are saying about it. You can’t engage your audience or your market base if you can’t see your organization through their eyes. For example, let’s say you have a ceramic cookware brand.

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5 Analytic Tools to Track Your Organization's Metrics


If your organization is struggling to find the right analytic tools to track your website traffic, social media presence, and how your reports, campaigns, or infographics perform across the web, check out this list of 5 helpful analytic tools.

Investing in the Infrastructure of Nonprofit Organizations

Tech Soup Blog

The organizations we lead, GuideStar and the Center for Effective Philanthropy , are among more than 20 "infrastructure organizations" that are formally calling on foundations to step up their level of support for infrastructure. Take VolunteerMatch, for example. The U.S.

Humanizing your organization creates amazing results. This is how.


Fitness Australia, an association based in Sydney, is an organization that has taken the principles we laid out in Humanize and is now showing amazing results in their revenue growth, employee engagement and retention, and other success metrics.

Guest Post: Infusing “Social” into Social Justice Organizations

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Infusing Social Into Social Justice Organizations – Guest Post by Daniel Jae-Won Lee, Executive Director of the Levi Strauss Foundation.

Meet Your Local NetSquared Organizer at #17NTC

Tech Soup Blog

More than 20 NetSquared-affiliated organizers will be at the conference — look for the people wearing NetSquared pins. The NetSquared regional ambassadors will also be on-site sharing the joy of being a NetSquared organizer and participating in the fun.

Two Social Media Toolkit Examples and Other Goodies


Analysis of this social data is critical not just for agency communication offices—but also for program managers at every level of your organization. Based upon your feedback, we created more activities and tools to assist you in implementing tailored solutions for your organization.

International Organizations and Social Media: News, Engagement, and Social Data for Policy Change

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

While the primary goal is for students to learn about strategic use of networks and social media for international organizations, I will also be covering some practical career skills such as effective networking and self-directed professional learning (also called “Social Learning”).